Change of incumbent of an office.129.
Whenever in respect of any proceeding under this Act an income-tax authority ceases to exercise jurisdiction and is succeeded by another who has and exercises jurisdiction, the income-tax authority so succeeding may continue the proceeding from the stage at which the proceeding was left by his pre- decessor :Provided
that the assessee
concerned may demand that before the proceeding is so continued the previous proceeding or any part thereof be reopened or that before any order of assessment
is passed against him, he be reheard.